An EU Space Strategy for Security and Defence to ensure a stronger and more resilient EU


On 10 March, the European Commission and the European External Action Service presented for the first time a Joint Communication on a European Space Strategy for Security and Defence.

The EU has identified space as a strategic domain. In the current geopolitical context of increasing power competition and intensification of threats, the EU is taking action to protect its space assets, defend its interests, deter hostile activities in space and strengthen its strategic posture and autonomy.

The Strategy is a direct implementation of the EU #Strategic #Compass adopted less than a year ago and which defined space, together with cyber and maritime, as contested strategic domains, the security of which must be ensured.

The Strategy proposes actions to strengthen the resilience and protection of space systems and services in the EU.